Advantages and Disadvantages of Facebook

Facebook is being one of the most famous social networking site with its own pros and cons. Facebook has helped a lot to create personal brand for many individuals and for businesses. More over it is a major source of entertainment for people around the globe.

Advantages of Facebook :

1. Facebook for networking : Facebook is most powerful social media and social networking site. You can use Facebook to connect with your family, friends, work colleague and to meet new people. Specially this is the best way to find your school, college or any other old profile. Most of the people who know how to use computer and internet have a profile on Facebook.

2. Facebook for business : Talking about Facebook advantages for business, it is one of the largest site in the world where we are allowed to connect to everyone. Facebook allows the establishment of partnerships between various projects. Using Facebook fan page you can increase your brand value and social media presence for your business. Facebook helps you to find new leads and client if you use it properly.

3. Facebook video chatting : Facebook can also be used as video chat tool. Recently Facebook implemented video chat feature in partnership with Skype and now you can make video call to your friends using Facebook inbuilt video chat app.

4. Facebook as source of information and news : Talking about positives of Facebook it is a social networking site and it is one of the best source to stay updated with latest news and updates.

5. Facebook as personal portfolio : Facebook launched Facebook timeline in sometime back and it gives a complete new look in terms of your personal profile branding. With Facebook timeline cover you can easily create your first impression or you can be creative and you can use cover picture to tell people about you.

Disadvantages of Facebook :

1. Facebook privacy : One of the major concern and disadvantage of Facebook is to do with Facebook privacy. In the past it has created more buzz due to sudden change in Facebook privacy settings but now Facebook has simplified its privacy setting.

2. Fake Facebook profile : Facebook allows phone verification but there is no check on fake Facebook profile. You will find tons of fake profile with beautiful profile picture of any girl. There is no limit to such profile and most of them are created by marketers to gain more friends and then to use it for marketing purpose.

3. Not using Facebook list feature : Many users still don’t use Facebook list feature which is very helpful to keep your updates targeted to specific friend list like college friends, office friends and so on.

4. Time consuming : Of all the Facebook disadvantages this is one of the most common reasons why people delete their Facebook profile. People spend too much time on this social networking site. Facebook offers many entertainment applications and games which will keep user engaged. If you want to use Facebook for your advantages , use it for certain limit in a day. Too much of Facebook, might make your Facebook addict and you might end up wasting too much time on Facebook.

So glad to meet such a lovely and caring people in Phoenix, AZ, USA

During my business trip to San Jose, I decided to fly over to Phoenix, AZ and see my brother Chi. Vinayaka Sarma, who happens to go through a lot of issues with health. He has been, over the last 10 months hospitalized for almost 4 or more times. Guess what, among our family, my brother stays alone in the Phoenix but after my recent visit to him, I feel, we have a bigger family in AZ. Saying from heart, never seen such a loving and caring families. Here are some people I would like to call out and offer deep sense of appreciation and love:

I arrived at San Jose on 6th October, 2012, went to work on 8th Oct. To my surprise, I got a ping on our internal communicator from Akhil Koo, saying he works out of Scottsdale office and friend of my brother. Wow, what an amazing guy, he is not just someone who work in IT industry, but an expert in spiritual front too. He gave me a lot of information as to how I can get a local phone number and introduced me to a colleague who actually help me in SJC office. He also mentioned, he would be meeting my brother almost on regular basis. Thank you my friend! What more, I landed at Phoenix airport around 10o’clock at the night on 12th October and Akhil and his wife Minu (very nice to meet you dear!) were there to pick me and drop me off at the hospital where my brother is admitted. And yes, Minu, thanks for that lovely food… Sorry guys, you had to drive all the way back home late at night.

Next morning, Akhil was kind enough to visit hospital, took me to his place for a shower and an awesome lunch… I love the way Minu and Akhil helps each other. You are a lovely couple! And what? was my brother alone in the hospital while I was away and resting at Akhil’s place? No, Rajender, a member of the Temple’s board was taking care of my brother. Thank you friend! Really appreciated. Sorry, I couldn’t spend much time with you. But sure, we get an opportunity.

My US phone starts buzzing and all of them were from affectionate people like Mr. Ramesh Natarajan, Mrs. Chitra etc., who care a lot about Vinay and discussing his condition and the plan to get him to India. Later in the evening, Mr. Kalyan picked me at Akhil’s place and dropped me off at the hospital; not just that, he brought food for Vinay and took me home for a lovely dinner (Thanks Chitra aunty! – I liked all the food) and yes, good to meet you, Sangeetha!

Sorry Aparna and Anil, we couldn’t have dinner but it was great pleasure to meet you and of course your baby! Later in the night, Minu Akhil came again to see Vinay…

Next day, again took me home for shower and lunch (Minu, again lovely lunch… I loved those chillies) and loved the lovely chat we three of us had… By the time, I got back to hospital with Akhil, Shri. Bhaskar, Karu and Mouli was there discussing with doctors the condition of Vinay. Wow, Bhaskar, you are right, you are close to become a doctor! Thank you and Mrs. Lavanya so much for all the love and care. Bhaskar had a chat at length with doctors and in fact, was helping doctors to get as much information as possible.

In spite having a busy day, Minu Akhil came to the hospital in teh evening and we went out for dinner… guys, you didn’t eat well:) Akhil had a long chat with my uncle planned to do some spiritual activity for speedy recovery of my brother. Thanks again Akhil.

Next morning, I decided to fly back to SJC and Bhaskar gave me a ride in spite the early in the morning. We have discussed so many things and am very happy.

You guys are awesome! Never seen such a caring folks that too in a non-resident country. Love you all. Next time I visit the United States, I probably choose an option to work from Scottsdale office:-) I miss you all! Thank you all once again for all the support, help, love and care! Good luck to everyone. I’m sure, I missed out many helping hands on this post but all you are in my heart! Thanks each one of you.

See you soon, again!
Warmly,
-Vasu